Are you in the planning phase of remodeling your kitchen? If so, here’s a quick look at trends from designer Robin Wilson who has licensed her brand to a line of eco-friendly kitchen cabinetry and partnered with Panasonic. Here’s her take on today’s latest kitchen design trends.
The long held “Triangle Design” is still the choice for layout of appliances. That means the refrigerator, sink and oven are laid out in a triangle for the most convenient use.
Appliance-wise, gas ranges that combine one high-powered burner mixed with regular ones are popular; so are dishwashers that feature a light and normal cycle for flexible water use. Stainless steel continues to be the most popular color choice of appliances and those with an EnergyStar rating are strong sellers.
When it comes to kitchen cabinets the move to eco-friendly cabinetry is one of the biggest trends because it has no formaldehyde adhesives and is made with low VOC stains. Frameless cabinets are also popular because they don’t collect as much dust as those with molding.
Silestone is replacing granite as the preferred countertop choice because it’s made from natural quartz and is extremely hard and resistant. It has bacteriostatic protection giving it hygienic properties not found in other material. And the hottest trend in backsplashes is those featuring glass tiles that add a bit of sparkle and appealing glass effect.